It's Sesame Street's 40th anniversary and while Google is celebrating with Big Bird's feet, we are more interested in Oscar the Grouch's latest antics. Yes, it seems the surly, trash-can-living muppet is busting out his reporter chops these days and much to the dismay of his audience he's being all lovey-dovey with his interviewees. At the end of the segment one of his viewers calls to tell him she's changing the channel, "From now on I am watching 'Pox' News. Now there is a trashy news show."
Andrew Breitbart's Big Hollywood site is not amused. The blogger Stage Right writes:
"If Mom and Dad watch cable news, it's better than 50/50 they watch 'POX News.' So what gives? PBS -- a network partially funded with my tax dollars -- has the right to tell my kids that their parents watch 'trashy' news? The message is clear, I can't even sit my kids in front of 'Sesame Street' without having to worry about the Left attempting to undermine my authority. And don't tell me, 'If you don't like it change the channel.' There are no channels left! It's everywhere. Just last week I had Obama's service and volunteerism promoted on every single major network, including Disney and Nickelodeon."
Of course Sesame Street spoofs just about everything and Oscar was reporting for "GNN" the "Grouchy News Network," but that didn't sate Stage Right.